"The over-the-air update capabilities built into the Tesla platform is the single biggest difference between Tesla and all other competitors", Ramsey said."Tesla is selling an expensive vehicle, but it is also giving customers a auto that is at its least capable the day it arrives at the customer's home".
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk strongly urges caution to current Tesla owners, suggesting they bring their vehicle to a Tesla technician to modify camera angles to make better use of the new software. Over the weekend, Elon Musk advised owners to "be cautious" when trying out the new HW2 Autopilot features. "It's not that they can't-it's just that they won't", said Ramsey.
As Tesla polishes its software, it will loosen the reins on what drivers can do.
If the rollout is successful and not many owners require camera adjustments, they can use what the company has been calling " the first phase of Enhanced Autopilot" which includes Autosteer, Forwards Collision Warning, and Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) features which can be activated at a low speed.
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According to Musk, cars with HW2 technology made after October 2016 are now getting Autopilot.
The Japanese company's interest in Tesla self-driving cars is the latest indication of a continued shift away from consumer electronics, and toward automotive businesses.
Well, they got to turn some of it on. MI has passed a bill through which self-driving cars can make their way in the state only if they pass the test. Now, they can steer themselves at speeds up to 45 miles per hour. But Tesla buyers seem unphased: the company delivered 22,200 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2016, even though (or perhaps because) all of those cars have a promise of future technology, rather than having it today. That code ran in what Tesla calls Shadow Mode, collecting data and comparing the human driver's actions to what the computer would have done. Then he updated to say Tesla engineers are working on a software solution to crop the image, so the exact angle of the camera matters less. This first phase includes adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and Autosteer, which helps keep the auto in its lane.
Elon Musk recently said that his company would not operate like other automobile companies that come up with annual upgrades.